Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will reportedly be given £55million to spend in the transfer market this summer, which could see him launch bids for Eden Hazard and Mario Goetze.
Hazard and Goetze have been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks but are both high on Wenger's list of transfer targets.
A report on Sunday had suggested that Wenger could be moved to the boardroom at the end of the season and that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was wanted by the Gunners to take charge of the first team (see below), but according to the Daily Mail, the Arsenal board have given the Frenchman their unequivocal backing and will hand him £55m to rebuild his squad.
Arsenal's hopes of winning some silverware this season appear to be over as a result of their 2-0 defeat at Sunderland in the FA Cup at the weekend, which came just three days after the humiliating 4-0 loss against AC Milan in the Champions League - a scoreline that virtually sealed their exit from the competition.
And performances this season have, for the first time, raised major question marks over Wenger's role as manager, and also increased the chances of captain Robin van Persie deciding to leave the club in the summer.
But Wenger is not thought to be in any danger of the sack and according to Monday's report, he will now look to launch bids for the likes of Goetze and Hazard, while Lukas Podolski is also on his shopping list.
How likely it is that those players move to the Emirates remains to be seen. Wenger knows he faces a huge fight to land his top targets, and failure to secure a top-four finish this season will make it even tougher to attract top players to the club.
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